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NAS JAX & NS Mayport Airmen & Crew Put in Harm’s Way by Failed 3M Earplugs

June 17, 2019

NAS JAX & NS Mayport Airmen & Crew Put in Harm’s Way by Failed 3M Earplugs

3M, the makers of everything from Scotch®Tape to Ace®Bandages, have been found to have had knowledge that their line of earplugs sold to the government did not meet minimum thresholds of ear protection. Despite this knowledge, hundreds of thousands of these earplugs were supplied to military personnel between 2003 and 2015. The earplugs were sold…

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March 2, 2017

Is Your Explorer Poisoning You With Exhaust?

A federal investigation is focusing on exhaust fumes filling the cabin of the popular SUV, Ford Explorer. Many consumers have complained of a rotten egg smell coming from the back of Ford Explorers. That smell may be more than unpleasant, it may be toxic.    A dash cam video shows Newport Beach, California officer Brian…

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October 14, 2016

Defective Automobile Seats

Automobile seats have been called “the most important single lifesaving device available” for protecting passengers in an accident. While that may be the case, today’s automobile seats, both front and rear, have time and again been shown to be poorly designed. Defectively designed and manufactured auto seats are particularly dangerous to children seated in the…

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June 7, 2013

Judge Upholds $8.3M Jury Verdict in DePuy ASR Trial

A California judge has upheld an $8.3 million jury verdict for the plaintiff in the first DePuy ASR defective hip trial, sending Johnson & Johnson attorneys scrambling to figure out their next move. It was the first case that went to trial concerning allegations that J&J’s DePuy Orthopaedics ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement was defective and that…

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January 22, 2013

J&J Negotiating Possible $2 Billion Settlement over Hip Implants

Bloomberg News is reporting that several sources have told them that medical device giant Johnson & Johnson is negotiating a settlement over its recalled metal-on-metal hip implants — a settlement that could potentially reach over $2 billion. According to Bloomberg, J&J is facing more than 10,000 lawsuits concerning recalled hip implants and wants to offer…

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December 10, 2012

Florida Woman Files Mirena IUD Injury Lawsuit

A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that a Mirena IUD birth control device implanted in her failed to remain in place and she suffered physical, as well as emotional, harm as a result. The lawsuit contends that the woman started experiencing pelvic pain and later found during a routine check that the IUD…

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July 9, 2012

Stryker Recalls Two Metal Hip Implants, Stops Global Production

Amid growing concerns that its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems may be prone to “fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction” which could cause pain, swelling, and tissue damage, orthopedic device maker, Stryker, has voluntarily recalled those devices and will not produce them anymore. A recent report issued by New…

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July 4, 2012

FDA Panel Sees Little Reason for Using Metal Hip Implants

Amid ongoing reports that metal-on-metal hip implants can expose patients to dangerous metallic particles and that the devices can break down early, government health experts said there are few reasons to continue using the medical devices. That was the conclusion most of the expert panelists reached last week during a U.S Food and Drug Administration…

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